Experienced Counsellor MBACP, BA(Hons)
Are you feeling anxious, lonely, depressed or overwhelmed by emotional problems that you feel unable to resolve on your own? I can offer general support or we can focus on specific issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, loss or your relationships. Counselling will give you time in a safe environment to explore what is happening for you. I am currently working online/by telephone and hope to resume in-person sessions in Petersfield soon.
Experienced Counselling Professional
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of BACP, working in central Petersfield with adults of all ages. I also offer online and/or telephone sessions both locally and further afield. As a Humanistic counsellor I work predominantly with a Person-Centred approach, offering a warm, caring, empathic, genuine, safe and non-judgemental space for you to talk and be heard. I have helped my clients through various difficulties that seemed to be holding them back in life, and I have a particular interest in Loss and Bereavement. Life is too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. Get in touch so that we can discuss how we can best work together .
The therapeutic relationship is key
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations.
The person-centred approach to counselling was originally founded by Carl Rogers in the 1950's. His theory suggested that the process of change would follow from the client's experience of a particular kind of relationship with the therapist. This relationship was characterised by genuineness (congruence), non-judgmental caring (unconditional positive regard), and empathy.
Making the journey together
Initially this type of counselling was known as 'non-directive' therapy because it was based on the concept that counsellors are not 'experts'; rather, it is the client who is the expert with an innate ability to grow. The approach was later called 'client-centred' or 'person-centred' to reflect the centrality of the client in the process of therapy.
Carl Rogers has written several books on the subject:
'On Becoming a Person' and 'A Way of Being' are two that may be of interest to anyone who wishes to explore this further.
My Training, Qualifications & Experience
BA(Hons) (1st class) Humanistic Counselling
Diploma (distinction) Humanistic Counselling
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
Certificate in Online and telephone Counselling
BSc (Hons) (1st class) Mathematics and Business Studies
Workshops: Expressive Arts; Trauma; Shame
Suicide Awareness Training
DBS Enhanced Certificates for Child/Adult Workforce
Volunteer counselling - Bereavement Counselling Charity and a Local Counselling Service
I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to effective counselling and therefore I offer an introductory session at a reduced rate so that you can see if you are comfortable with my approach.
£15 for a 50 minute introductory session
£45 per 50 minute session
Concessions may be available - please phone to discuss
I am happy to discuss any initial questions you might have by phone, or you can email me.
Whatever you are struggling with, I’m here to listen so that you can be heard. Contact me to find out more.
"Let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are"
Brene Brown, 'The Gifts of Imperfection'
I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office). My registration number is A8439699.
If you are not happy with the way I use your data you can complain to the ICO at www.ico.org.uk or phone them on 0303 123 1113.
Purpose of Records relating to website:
I collect your name, telephone number and/or email address so that I can reply to enquiries and/or contact you about arrangements for sessions.
I would use your email address or home address to send an invoice if there was any non-payment for sessions.
I do not use your address, telephone number or email address for any form of marketing.
I make brief written factual notes for reference during counselling to aid continuity of sessions and as evidence of the counselling in case of complaint or legal action.
Records will be kept securely and confidentially
Records will be retained for 7 years to allow for civil complaints proceedings and in case you return to counselling within those 7 years.